[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Riobard Zhan yaogzhan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 16:14:44 CET 2009

On 6-Feb-09, at 11:15 AM, Curt Hagenlocher wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Riobard Zhan <yaogzhan at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> You are assuming colons improve readability, which I disagree.
> "Readability" isn't an entirely objective metric.  But making colons
> optional would mean that you're now looking at two different kinds of
> code -- with colons and without.  And it's extremely hard for me to
> imagine that having two different kinds of code would not harm
> readability.

Not when we dump colons like semicolons. We don't see two different  
kinds of code, one with semicolons and the other without. 

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